Digital agencies often have a love/hate relationship with client reporting. On the one hand, agency accountability and performance is almost always assessed, at least partially, through data-based reporting. In that sense, the data in reports is essential to account management and long-term client retention. Reports are the lifeblood of agencies and when agencies succeed and can clearly show their value to clients, they love to report on it. Who doesn’t love pointing to a win?
We can now track a single user across multiple devices, channels and through all of the touch points that led up to a sale. But at the end of the month, there’s an odd asymmetry between the types and amounts of data a typical agency tracks and records and the workflows used to gather, analyze and report on it. Simply put, there’s too much button pushing. Data scattered across multiple spreadsheet exports need to be gathered and then massaged together. Charts and graphs are often manually created and then moved over to a document or slide deck. It’s an arduous process that needs to be repeated every 4 weeks.
But there are easier, quicker (and better!) ways for agencies to report. Whether it’s through periodic reports that update automatically or real-time dashboards, there is much promise in automated reporting
and capabilities get better every year. Finally, the sophistication of reporting processes can match the sophisticated technology used to run campaigns!
In this post, we’ll discuss some of the advantages and the value that automated reporting brings to agencies and their clients.
This season, one of the best gifts any business can receive is new data. All of the days, weeks and months leading up to the holidays contain useful information that can be captured and should be applied to future initiatives. So, as this year’s season wraps up and we begin looking forward to what the New Year brings, don’t forget to look back at efforts and analytics to find out what kinds of insights have been left in your digital stocking.
In today’s post, we’ll cover some of the information that deserves documentation to get a head start on what to do and what to expect next year.
The normal school of thought about digital marketing reports may not be enough when it comes to providing analytics data for higher education institutions. Colleges and universities are businesses and share some of the same needs as organizations in other sectors, but there are specific requirements, goals and user behaviors that are unique to this vertical. These nuances raise the degree of difficulty involved in providing truly insightful and meaningful reports.
In this article, we review some ideas for ways to dig deeper, and ultimately, learn more from your digital marketing analysis for institutions providing higher education to students.
For many digital marketing professionals, new Google product releases feel a little bit like Christmas. We’re excited, we’re anxious, we’re wondering if we got the toy we really wanted or an ugly sweater.
Last May, Google launched Google Data Studio, providing limited access to create up to 5 reports. The teaser period gave users a chance to see what the data visualization tool was like. Earlier this year, limited went to unlimited, allowing users to make as many reports as they want. So, of course, we at Megalytic were curious.
In this post, we’ll go through some of the things that Google Data Studio and Megalytic have in common and where the differences are.
When a digital marketing campaign includes SEO, and it usually should, part of that effort will involve links. Anyone who’s worked on the ground in SEO will tell you that link building is one of the most difficult and important aspects of helping a site improve its organic visibility. That’s why link profile analysis and every link acquired should be recognized and positioned in a report.
If links are a part of your ongoing campaign reporting, they can be built into your SEO Template report
. Remember to search engines, links are votes. The more external sites that are voting for you by linking to you, the better. However, there’s a caveat, of course. In SEO, not all “votes” are equal. Some are better than others, so when you get a link, it’s important to dig into the merits of each link.
But what are you looking for?
In this article we’ll take a look at this granular piece of the SEO puzzle and how to review and report on them. This will help clients better understand their importance and the value you bring by securing those links.
People who build links full time understand how difficult new links can be to get. There can be a lot of failure, rejection, and trial and error on the road to new links. So when you get one, it’s worth celebrating. Maybe hold off on the champagne for now, but it’s absolutely important to feature it in your next status report. Make sure you give a thorough review of the link by presenting it in full context.